The importance of network and printer security
IT security breeches and also network attacks are always in the news these days. Ransomware, malware, data breaches, viruses – whatever it’s called there is much that can go badly wrong with network and printer security.
Ransomware is defined as a type of malicious software that blocks access to the victim’s data or threatens to publish or delete it until a ransom is paid.
How are the world’s major manufacturers adapting to this ever increasing threat to our printers and multi-functional devices? Here is an entertaining, if worrying video from the world’s largest technology company – HP.
HP casts Christian Slater as The Wolf
The HP video seeks to raise awareness of the security risks facing businesses and consumers.
Award winning actor Christian Slater stars in the HP Studios web series “The Wolf”. The series illustrates how easily your network could be hacked and, furthermore, what organisations should do to protect themselves.
Slater systematically hacks a company – from the mailroom to the boardroom – through overlooked vulnerabilities and poorly secured printers and also PCs.
This first installment reinforces that security is no longer just the responsibility of the network or IT/IS department. It is a concern for everyone.
“As the universe of connected devices grows exponentially, so does the sophistication and magnitude of cyber attacks. Securing devices, data and identities is an imperative in driving continued confidence in technology,” said Antonio Lucio, HP chief marketing and communications officer.
“Christian Slater’s ability to play a charmingly sinister hacker, combined with his popularity in the cybersecurity world, make him the perfect partner to expose security issues that leave businesses vulnerable to attacks,” said Lucio.
The Wolf is directed by BAFTA and also Emmy nominee Lance Acord and edited by Academy Award winner Kirk Baxter.
“Hacking is a serious and growing problem for businesses and consumers. When HP asked me to partner on this series, I thought it was a great opportunity to help educate the public about how to better protect against cyber attacks,” said Christian Slater.
Printer security and how Capital can help
- All data is particularly vulnerable
- Data security is indisputably a critical area for IT decision makers
- The threat of a data breach is a huge risk, particularly with the rise in cybercrime
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